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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Who Can Afford To?

I've seen some crazy things. But recently, I saw something I never would have thought possible. I mean, who has $10,000 to blow and why would they use it to buy a silver birds nest
I mean, seriously! Where have we gone that we are throwing money away on such stupid things?? This was just one thing of many on the Everyday Objects page of Tiffany & Co. How about a $950 Paper Plate? You can even have it engraved! It is only made of Sterling Silver. For that much, I want it made of gold with a diamond in the middle. Sheesh people....

If I had $10,000 to blow, I can promise you it would not be on something so stupid. It would be put to practical use. Maybe a down payment on a house. Maybe to pay off my van. Maybe to pay off my husbands debt. Heck, if I wanted to do something so selfish, I'd use it to pay for surgery and treatments on my spine to end my pain!

This is why I have so little faith in humanity. Every once in a while, you see something that reminds you there are idiots out there making money off other dumber idiots by selling crap like this. Or maybe the first is smart and the latter is the idiot. Either way, I could put such money to much better use. 

Hey, let's say I had a few hundred to blow and could only buy things I liked. Know what that would be? Tickets to see the next Star Wars movie at the Alamo Drafthouse so that I could get the Mondo Pint Glasses with them!
They would be awesome in my pint glass collection. Sadly, I can't afford them any more than I could afford the Justice League ones.

I would have picked up those cool yard signs from CVS that were in the Halloween clearance stuff. They knew how to decorate for Halloween, better than anywhere else I saw! 
I'd buy myself the new Women of NASA Lego set! At least that is inspiring.
Sometimes, I think that those with money don't know how good they have it. I know they say that most rich people are miserable. That they have everything and yet are lacking. And I believe it to be true. But there are occasions in my life that I have wished I had a fraction of what they have. That I have wanted something like a $50,000 a year income. I'd settled for $40k a year. Just so that I knew the bills would be paid every month, on time. That my kids would be fed. Even when they are teenagers! That I could afford to repair everything on my van or upgrade to a new vehicle when I needed to. That I could finally "take care" of myself as I've been advised by those who know me too well. I have recently heard of a man that made millions. Yet, he compared himself to others. What he had with what they had. "A beggar in a sea of gold." Makes you think, doesn't it? 
What would you do if you had $10,000 to spend on anything you wanted?

49 comments:

  1. Get some medical things I need taken care of. Or save it for when I need to fix my car. Money is just a means to an end for me. I don't need much but it is nice to have a cushion for when you do need.

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    1. Same here. I no longer view money as a good thing. Just as something to help live life.

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  2. Your posts reminds me of that app that used to be on Iphone, with a price of 1000$ that didn't do anything. I think it was called I am rich and people would buy it just to prove they can afford it. So stupid!

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    1. That is ridiculous! While I believe that people have the right to decide how to spend their own money, I find some choices to be a huge waste.

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  3. The silver nest is a pretty decoration, but definitely not something I'd buy for that much money!I'd use it as a down payment on a new car!

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    1. I'd think that making one would be simpler and cost far less. I hear ya on the new car!

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  4. I wonder if people with money would think your random purchases are stupid, too? I know many rich people and don't consider them miserable.

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    1. Perhaps they would. Only fellow nerds would consider my purchases worth anything. While not all rich people are miserable, as I work for some myself, some of them fail to enjoy what they have.

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  5. Wow that's a lot of moola. I'd probably buy my Mom a car so she can get her independence back and whatever is left over I'll put in my kids study fund.

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  6. Thats a lot of money. I would probably buy a new car or find a way to invest in something.

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  7. well, I completely get what you are saying... But we live in an age where unfortunately some people still lack some common sense. As I said, it's unfortunate but those people are out there right now probably buying silver nests...

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    1. Very true. Common sense is no longer common at all.

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    2. Common sense is only good if the majority think a like. Now days in America we are all split up into groups. And we all think we are the right ones. Don't get me wrong, someone is right!

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  8. Most of the things on Tiffany & Co. seem to be highly over priced. That is a lot of money.

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    1. I agree. Its a company I don't think I would ever shop at.

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  9. Very true, wise words and quotes; I totally agree with you! I would buy maybe one thing or two that was a want, but not spend the whole $10000 on one material item. First of all I would use most of the money towards paying off my car loan and a school loan anyway!

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    1. Smart decisions. I am all for someone splurging on themselves from time to time, but not in such extravagance.

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  10. Oh Em Gee yes... why would you spend so much for this silver nest? Come on... If I had that much money to spend, I'd go on an amazing holiday or save for a care or a house!

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    1. I love those ideas! A vacation to Fiji would be nice.

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  11. Same as you, I would use it to start paying for a house! That's a huge amount to spend on decorations!

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  12. I find it a bit disturbing that someone will pay $10,000 for the silver nest, but then so many odd things are happening these days and most things don't amaze me anymore. I would either make a down payment for a house, or buy myself a car and probably spend the rest on my kids.

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  13. I couldn't blow money like that either. To be honest if you have the money and have taken care of everything I think its fine to splash out here and there.. I guess if you can spend that kind of money on a silver birds nest its probably just considered pocket money to them!

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  14. I think some people have more money that sense haha. I think I’d use that money to pay off my student loan or go traveling... probably traveling.

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    1. Traveling is a very good way to spend money, in my book. You can learn a lot about the world and people around you. Not to mention, history!

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  15. WOW I mean having 10K just like that is like I won a lottery of some kind because I ain't having that money haha I think IF I had that money to spend I'll either travel or volunteer somewhere :)

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    1. I'd have to win the lottery to come up with that much at once! Where would you travel?

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  16. If I have $10,000 to spend, First of all I will buy foods. I will buy only necessary things. And if I already have things that are needed at home, I will give money to some foundation or people who are in need.

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  17. I agree with you, I would first think of the necessities and buy them on priority. Paying off any down payment for a car that I am planning to buy will actually be great.

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  18. Wow, cant believe someone will spend that much money on something like that. if I had 10k, I would put it towards a downpayment for our next home.

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    1. You and a lot of others are of the same mind!

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  19. I totally agree with you. Don't even get me started with Jo Malone's Candles that costs $300. Sorry Bath and Body Works has cheaper candles that costs less and I bet they smell good as well.

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    1. That is ridiculous! I feel bad when I spend $20 on a candle...

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  20. If I have a lot of money. I would buy some necessary things like stuff in our home and needs of my children like schooling or whatever.

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  21. I totally agree with you! People are pointless with their need to prove to others. If I have had a lot of cash I would definitaley they care that everyone around me are well situated and I will donate money for kids in need!

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  22. that's a lot of money! Most of my money goes towards my kids.

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    1. Same here! I have a 7 year old that is never fully satisfied. He loves to eat, but gains no weight.

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  23. I would donate some of it to a charity, or make an event for a cause, then the rest to the bank. Planning to adopt a kid soon, so will save the money for the kid's future, too. :-)

    -Gerome of G&D Blog
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  24. I would definitely travel! Travel is one thing that you spend money on which makes you richer!

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